Friday, April 30, 2010

Banksy Gives $300k Painting to Band to Resolve Naming Mess

Copyright woes in the contemporary art world aren’t limited to Shepard Fairey. According to Telegraph, Banksy has given one of his paintings, valued at $300,000, to a band sharing its name with the artist’s recent film, “Exit Through the Gift Shop.” The gift was offered both as an apology for using the title and as a request for the band to change its name.

The band, now known as Brace Yourself, received a large-scale black-and-white painting featuring the Grim Reaper driving a dodgem car. Amidst plans to use the painting as a backdrop for gigs, the recipients intend to display the painting in a gallery.

Find the full story at Telegraph.

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